This course provides entry-level training, skills and knowledge to work as a clerical administrative worker in all industries. In the Certificate II, participants will study introductory office skills, which will be further developed in the Certificate III. Certificate III provides extensive training for students seeking an administration or office technology position or those intending to proceed to a higher level certificate. This course covers the theoretical and practical skills for employment in administration and office support.
The specialist stream available at Bass Coast campus is finance.
Full-time: 6 months for Certificate II, 12 months for Certificates II and III.
Part-time: 18–24 months depending on the certificate.
This course commences in February 2009.
Administrative officer, bookkeeper, receptionist, clerical worker, word processing operator.
Good English language skills and numeracy skills sufficient to deal with accounting terminology. The prerequisite to the Certificate III in Business Administration is the Certificate II in Business, the equivalent or relevant experience.
Application and Selection Procedure
To apply, please contact the campus directly. Applicants will be interviewed and may be required
to undertake a literacy and numeracy test.
Information sessions will be held at the campus on the corner of White and South Dudley Roads, Wonthaggi.
There are three main areas of study in the course:
1. Computer Skills
In this largest component of the course, you will become proficient and confident in all areas of business computer applications, with emphasis placed on typing and document production skills.
-Spreadsheets; simple and complex
-Email and internet
2. Office Environment
The workings of an office will be explored: the personal interactions with both colleagues and customers; procedures such as record handling, mail, and schedules; plus the use of a wide range of business equipment.
-Office procedures and functions
-Communication in the office
3. Financial Management
Classes will begin with basic skills in the handling of financial documents, followed by payroll processing, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger maintenance and a thorough look at a computerised accounting package.
-Maintaining financial documents
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if you are assessed as having sufficient experience in life, work experience or meet the requirements for modules or competencies based on formal or informal education.
If you have completed modules or competencies that are the same, or deemed equivalent, as specified in a curriculum document such as a Training Package, either in a different course or at another registered training organisation locally or internationally, you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer. If you think you are eligible for RPL or credit transfer please discuss this with staff at the selection interview.
The Certificate III in Business Administration can lead to study in the Certificate IV in Business Administration, the Diploma of Business Administration and university degree courses in business.
Two of the Certificate III in Business Administration modules will be completed as part of the Certificate I in Information Technology (ICA10105). Students may be eligible to be awarded the Certificate I in Information Technology at the end of Certificate III in Business Administration if all requirements are met.
Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.